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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2019, 12:19:29 PM »
good point

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« Reply #101 on: May 08, 2019, 08:14:59 PM »
We used to make white ash snowshoe frames.  We'd soak the blanks in water with Downey fabric softener, then put them in a heated pressure steamer with 25 psi pressure for  couple of hours. It was amazing how pliable the wood was, for  a few minutes until it cooled.

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« Reply #102 on: May 08, 2019, 09:20:50 PM »
   I did not get his picture but he sent me one of what he did with the wood he got from me a year of so back.


 
He is a local doctor who is retiring very soon and says he is going to spend more time wood working so I have high hope for a boost in sales. He even brought his future, now actual SIL, over last year and he bought some odd pieces for wood turning and says they turned out well. Anyway the Doctor and his wife came and bought about 20 bf of lumber. He says he just needed a couple of pieces to make legs for a dining room table he plans to make with his leftovers from the above chair project. He decided he needed a piece of 4/4 for stock so he liked a 6' 1X8 then his wife remind him that would not be enough so he bought another. She is fast becoming one of my favorite people. They love to come look and I love to see how excited he is to show off the results of his work with my wood.
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2019, 09:09:33 AM »
Tuesday's happy customer came over just before it started raining again and picked up a 10' piece of bark on slab he needed for an outside balance beam project.
He got one but most of the bark was falling off and I mentioned it to him that it would but he got it anyway.



 

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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #104 on: May 10, 2019, 01:47:29 PM »
Today's first happy customer came by to pick up some trailer decking for a long drop frame trailer:



 
He thought he couldn't back the truck up next to the pile, but when he started moving one plank, he soon moved the truck.

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« Reply #105 on: May 10, 2019, 05:19:47 PM »
Today's second happy customer came over and got a 4" thick x 18" wide clear piece of lumber 12' long.
He's going to cut it in half and make 2-9" beams to hold up a roof for his outside cooking area.
Oh well once it leaves the yard they can do what they want with it.



 

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« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2019, 04:07:54 PM »
Today's happy customer brought over a piece of cherry burl that he bought online from somewhere out west.
He wanted it sliced down the middle.
It took a bit to get the clamp to hold it but we got it and it came out like he wanted it:



 

 
He's going to make his wife either a coffee table or an end table from the best piece.
I hope she's happy.

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« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2019, 05:38:17 PM »
   Good job on the burl. I have cut a few and I always tell the customer they may just explode during the process and not to hold me responsible if they do. It is a fine line between not enough tension to hold them steady and overclamping and throwing shrapnel everywhere. It looks like he had several inches of good wood on the outsides to help hold it together. Anyway, burls are one of those breath holding exercises IMHO.
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« Reply #108 on: June 03, 2019, 01:43:41 PM »
Today's first happy customer came over to pick up a piece of eastern white pine that was 4"x18"x12' for an outdoor bench seat.



 

Today's second happy customer came over to pick up a 2x4x5'. He stopped by last week when I was busy with someone else and asked me if I could cut him one. I said yes. He asked me how much would it cost. I told him $3 and he gave me 2. I really hope he never comes back.
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« Reply #109 on: June 03, 2019, 09:03:05 PM »
Today's second happy customer came over to pick up a 2x4x5'. He stopped by last week when I was busy with someone else and asked me if I could cut him one. I said yes. He asked me how much would it cost. I told him $3 and he gave me 2. I really hope he never comes back.
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Would have been fun to take the 5' board and cut 20" off of it and handed it to him!  :snowball:

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« Reply #110 on: June 03, 2019, 09:09:08 PM »
I would not put up with that for a second. I have customers try to get me to lower the price.
No way. Customers leave with no lumber unless they pay up.
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« Reply #111 on: June 03, 2019, 09:20:30 PM »
if it was a scrap going in the fire pit, and he was a friend maybe, but if you had to crank up the mill and custom cut it, prob should have been 20 dollars.  i guess that is part of dealing with a cross section of humanity!  good luck!
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« Reply #112 on: June 08, 2019, 10:11:21 AM »
Today's happy customer came over to pick up some timbers for his timber frame shed project as well as some siding boards.
I took this snap shot just before he attached his red flag.



 
On the truck is a 7x9x16' some 4x5s and some 3x5 brace stock. All eastern white pine.
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« Reply #113 on: June 09, 2019, 04:09:16 PM »
Well, I don't have a picture (I don't even have many customers because this isn't a job for me), but I milled some 2-3/4x10x16' top boards for a friends dump truck. As he pulled out I thought of the folks here and how many of you would like to have a customer like this. I was sanding a table in the yard when he came in, driving his 350 and pulling a trailer loaded with a mini-excavator. He backed up next to the planks, got out with a helper and loaded while we talked, he handed me the cash payment between boards and as soon as he had it secured, he was off. No muss no fuss. I  know he was happy, and I was happy too. His only comment was that he liked the spalting in that maple. :)
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« Reply #114 on: June 10, 2019, 02:36:38 PM »
Today's happy customer came over and picked up planks for two trailer decks. One for this trailer and one for another contract hauler he uses. He also got a stack of blocks. Thanks TJ heavy hauling.



 



 

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« Reply #115 on: June 10, 2019, 03:30:07 PM »
Today's second happy customer came over to pick up a 2x4x5'. He stopped by last week when I was busy with someone else and asked me if I could cut him one. I said yes. He asked me how much would it cost. I told him $3 and he gave me 2. I really hope he never comes back.
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Would have been fun to take the 5' board and cut 20" off of it and handed it to him!  :snowball:
Reminds me of my Grandfather, in the seventies he had a roadside stand where he sold vegetables, apples and eggs.
A guy a half a mile up the road was telling me that he stopped to get a dozen eggs but when he went to pay he was short 10 cents and said I'll pay you the 10 cents later so my grandfather says ok and handed him the eggs.

When the guy got home he looked and there were only 11 eggs, the guy has yet to figure out how he got the egg out of the carton without him seeing it.

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« Reply #116 on: June 12, 2019, 05:58:05 PM »
Today's happy customer came over from the next town to get some 4x4s and a 4x6 to practice cutting some timber framing joints.
thanks Glen:


 

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« Reply #117 on: June 16, 2019, 07:13:32 PM »
My first customer is a coworker who picked  up a couple slabs of Red Oak. Hope he understands that it will crack and move as it dries!

 
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« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2019, 09:34:19 PM »
   I took a load of assorted wood products to a large local flea market today and must have had 8-10 former and one in the works customer come by. One said he bought a small walnut crotch and sliced into 1/4 blanks for knife handle he makes and wanted to show me pictures of how it looked. Another couple have bought wide poplar (I had to get mules to pull the big logs) for a shed he built and said they were building a Fla room and were going to want some pine. I offered him another card but he said he had me on speed dial. Another reminded me I had been by January of last year and sawed a bunch of cedar, cherry and ash and said he was getting another load ready for me to come back. best of all he recently gave some of the wood to a friend sent him to me me as another customer who has been by and bought some and I visited him Wednesday and looked at several big RO logs he wants me to saw as soon as weather and our schedules mesh. One lady saw a crate of kids blocks like I made my grandson and suggested I could take the 3-4 inch cubes and paint from one to six dots on each face and sell them as "Yard Dice". I may try that too. It was a lot of fun visiting with old customers who are now friends and having them tell me how much they enjoyed the wood and sawing. That is worth way more than the cash.

  Then, of course, I had to have one knothead come by and want 6 tomato stakes (I had them bundled in stacks of a dozen but agreed to split a bundle for him as a favor) and wanted to reject any with a slight bend or a loose splinter or such then wanted me to tie them back into a neat bundle for him. I think he was about to ask me to take them to his car when he realized I had about reached the end of my rope. Oh well, there is one in every crowd I guess.
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« Reply #119 on: June 17, 2019, 07:27:23 PM »
Good you were patient with him. He might be dealing with a vampire infestation.
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